Rumor: Apple's next-gen handsets will be named 'iPhone 6' and 'iPhone 6 Plus'

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in iPhone edited June 2015
With Apple widely expected to introduce the "iPhone 6" in two different screen sizes on Tuesday, a new rumor claims the 4.7-inch model will be given the basic moniker, while the larger 5.5-inch variant will allegedly be known as the "iPhone 6 Plus."

Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups with iPhone 5s. | Source: TechSmartt via YouTube


The alleged names for Apple's next-generation handsets were reported on Monday by Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, which also said the lineup will come in the same colors and capacities as the current iPhone 5s lineup. Author "danbo" said he is unsure whether there will be a 128-gigabyte version of the "iPhone 6," which has been rumored as of late.

The details, if accurate, would mean that both versions of the next iPhone will be offered in 16, 32, and 64 gigabyte capacities, with color options of space gray, silver and gold.

The name "iPhone Plus" or "iPhone+" was first bandied about back in January of 2013. Because of a mistranslation from China, the name was originally reported as the "iPhone Math."

Apple introduced two new iPhone models last year with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. But Apple's colorful, plastic-backed iPhone 5c was essentially a repackaging of parts from the previous year's iPhone 5, and boasted the same 4-inch display as the flagship iPhone 5s.

But this year, Apple is expected to completely redesign the iPhone with two new models sized at 4.7 and 5.5 inches. The larger screen form factors are expected to see the lock button moved to the upper right side of the handset, allowing users to more easily press the button when operating the device with one hand.

Apple is expected to show off both versions of the "iPhone 6," as well as the anticipated wearable "iWatch," at a media event and live stream scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif. AppleInsider will be there with live coverage, and readers can install the official AppleInsider app for up-to-the-minute updates.
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  • Reply 1 of 109
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,221member
    hmm, I would had gone:

    4" - iphone 6 LT
    4.7" - iphone 6
    5.5" - iphone 6 XL
  • Reply 2 of 109
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    iPhone 6+ what? What would the + mean? More functionality? Still seems like an odd name.
  • Reply 3 of 109
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by herbapou View Post



    hmm, I would had gone:



    4" - iphone 6 LT

    4.7" - iphone 6

    5.5" - iphone 6 XL

    4" - iPhone 6C

    4.7" - iPhone 6

    5.5" - iPhone 6

  • Reply 4 of 109
    snovasnova Posts: 1,281member
    4" - iphone 6 lean
    4.7" - iphone 6 meToo
    5.5" - iphone 6 gross
  • Reply 5 of 109
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by herbapou View Post



    hmm, I would had gone:



    4" - iphone 6 LT

    4.7" - iphone 6

    5.5" - iphone 6 XL



    These are not Fords.

  • Reply 6 of 109
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    iPhone 6+ what? What would the + mean? More functionality? Still seems like an odd name.



    +...a little more screen? Makes sense to me.

     

    Waiting for Tallest to completely lose his mind with this horrific naming convention. /s

     

    iPhone 6c

    iPhone 6

    iPhone 6+

  • Reply 7 of 109
    The iPhone 6 Plus tagline: "I'm not fat, I'm just big [I]phoned[/I]."?
  • Reply 8 of 109
    snovasnova Posts: 1,281member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pmz View Post

     

    iPhone 6c

    iPhone 6

    iPhone 6+


    Although it would make for bad marketing, logically it would make more sense if it was:

    iPhone 6-

    iPhone 6

    iPhone 6+

  • Reply 9 of 109
    iPhone. Now in mens and womens plus sizes.
  • Reply 10 of 109
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,292member
    rogifan wrote: »
    iPhone 6+ what? What would the + mean? More functionality? Still seems like an odd name.

    Wild guess here ... perhaps the rumor means + for plus size? :no:

    ;)
  • Reply 11 of 109
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,292member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    The iPhone 6 Plus tagline: "I'm not fat, I'm just big phoned."?

    Oh that was bad!
  • Reply 12 of 109

    iPhone Classic

    iPhone Air

    iPhone Pro

  • Reply 13 of 109
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,292member
    snova wrote: »
    Although it would make for bad marketing, logically it would make more sense if it was:
    iPhone 6-
    iPhone 6
    iPhone 6+

    Yep, 'The New Six Minus' has a real ring to it ... NOT! :D
  • Reply 14 of 109
    ronmgronmg Posts: 163member
    Come on, obviously Apple should go the way of Starbucks...

    iPhone 6T (for Tall)
    iPhone 6G (for Grande)
    iPhone 6V (for Venti)

    :-)
  • Reply 15 of 109
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,459member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by herbapou View Post



    hmm, I would had gone:



    4" - iphone 6 LT

    4.7" - iphone 6

    5.5" - iphone 6 XL

    4"      iPhone Tall

    4.7"   iPhone Grande

    5.5"   iPhone Venti

     

    edit: RonMG by 4 seconds!!!!!!!!

  • Reply 16 of 109
    Oh that was bad!

    I wasn't going to suffer alone. ;)
  • Reply 17 of 109
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Wild guess here ... perhaps the rumor means + for plus size? :no:

    ;)
    Except we don't have iPad and iPad+. I hope if they do use this nomenclature they use the + symbol and not the word plus.
  • Reply 18 of 109
    ronmgronmg Posts: 163member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post

     

    4"      iPhone Tall

    4.7"   iPhone Grande

    5.5"   iPhone Venti

     

    edit: RonMG by 4 seconds!!!!!!!!




    LOL, icoco3, Sorry about that!!

  • Reply 19 of 109
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,292member
    ronmg wrote: »
    Come on, obviously Apple should go the way of Starbucks...

    iPhone 6T (for Tall)
    iPhone 6G (for Grande)
    iPhone 6V (for Venti)

    :-)

    Best yet!

    That reminds me of the gag ... Man walks into Starbucks and asks for a coffee flavored coffee ...
  • Reply 20 of 109
    So the next revision will be iPhone 6 SE and iPhone 6 SE/30?
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